Posts Tagged ‘Greenlight’

Greenlight Releases 100 Prisoners, Sanctions Lightened

By criminy, Steam’s daft Greenlight is letting a lot of games through at the moment. 100 more after the 37 a couple of weeks ago. That makes a total of 262 games cleared for entry in the last three months. That’s a lot of games. Does it mean Greenlight is finally working? No, of course not. But it does mean there’s a long, long list of games to look through below. It includes Race To Mars, Luminesca, The Mandate and Risk Of Rain.

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Greenlight Pit Barbarians Unleash 37 New Games

The Greenlight additions are coming thick and fast now. Another 37 games have been released from the Humiliation Cage. 100 emerged in August, another 25 last month. It’s a lot of new games. This latest collection includes FOTONICA, Fran Bow, Neverending Nightmares, Rimworld and Real World Racing. And one-man miracle, Universum: War Front.

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Block And Baffle: CLARK

When I see block-pushing puzzle games, which require the sort of forward-thinking and careful positioning that I’m somehow incapable of, I reckon my response is similar to John’s when he’s assaulted by a popular sports management simulation. I don’t want to push the block to redirect the laser onto the switch to open the gateway that leads to the next puzzle. I don’t want to because I can’t. Games like CLARK stump me at the first pass, requiring reserves of patience that I have been somehow denied. Still, Golden Tricycle’s puzzler is an attractive example of the form and seems to have been fairly well received on the Ouya. It’s now on Greenlight and there’s a trailer below.

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Thumb Pulled? 100 More Titles Greenlit

The Greenlight program has hardly been without its detractors. When first announced it seemed as if the indie messiah had arrived, parting the seas of bad games to allow those noble and true forward. Then the waters muddied as its systems and comments sections were overtaken by Steam’s worst trolls. Now it lies as a problematic but necessary tool of indie game development. But perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel: Valve have announced that a new batch of one hundred titles were being greenlit as of yesterday. This brings the total to a rather respectable 260. Details on some of this number, and what it may mean, within.

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Rooooooooxanne, You Do Have To Put On A Greenlight

There’s been another round of Greenlight clearances. While Valve are hopefully tearing the ghastly model into eighty-thousand parts, and then scattering them around the farthest reaches of the universe such that they can never be reformed again, in the meantime a new collection of games have escaped the spike-laden pits and will be on Steam proper. Fourteen of them, in fact, including badger sim, Shelter, Operation Black Mesa, and being-a-toddler horror Among The Sleep.

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Avellone, Vlambeer, Introversion On Kickstarter, Greenlight

The megachat continues! At the behest of many, I’m carving it into the Internet’s unforgetting crystalline walls – one hefty chunk at a time – because mere ears could not withstand its relentless auditory onslaught. Last time, I gathered Obsidian’s Chris Avellone, Dreamfall’s Ragnar Tornquist, Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail, Introversion’s Chris Delay, and Redshirt’s Mitu Khandaker to discuss what exactly makes each of them “indie” despite their exceedingly different backgrounds, so you should probably read that and stuff. Done? Then you may now proceed onward to a spirited debate about the increasing uselessness of the term “indie,” Steam Greenlight’s many shortcomings, and the role of Kickstarter for smaller devs vs juggernauts like Obsidian. It’s all after the break.

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Super-Duper Breakout: Caromble

Certainly the phrase “a modern Breakout” is one that appears far too often in the world of indie games. Generally it means the bat-n-ball game has ridiculous amounts of volumetric lighting, and none of the art of panache of an Arkanoid. But Caromble looks like it’s taking the “modern” part much more seriously. While seemingly true to the core concept of a sliding barrier-bat and a destructive bouncing ball, there’s definitely a lot more going on in this one.

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